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''The Lone Ranger'' - The Legion of Old Timers
An episode of "The Lone Ranger" from 1949. Not the first, but one of the earliest US network shows produced on film. Originally aired 6 October 1949 (note: this is a syndication print).

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Classic television programming uploaded by user with username "The_Emperor_Of_Television", with emphasis on 1950s programming, but also a small amount of late-1940s and early-1960s programming.
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To answer a reviewer of someone else's upload of a Sherlock Holmes item The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
The Munsters - My Fair Munster billymays55 1
   Not public domain, as it features a valid copyright notice, which is all that is needed for a 1964 US work The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
Some 1946 TV listings The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: Some 1946 TV listings zigoto 1
     Re: Some 1946 TV listings The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       Re: Some 1946 TV listings cosmico 1
         Re: Some 1946 TV listings The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
A week of television in New York City during 1947 The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
The Wiggles on Disney Channel Australia danielcelano 0
The Wiggles Live at Disneyland danielcelano 0
IMDb screwed up my submission The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: IMDb screwed up my submission cosmico 0
The Man Who Walked Out on Himself The_Emperor_Of_Television 2
   TV schedule for 60 years ago on DuMont's New York City station The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
     Re: TV schedule for 60 years ago on DuMont's New York City station cosmico 1
       Re: TV schedule for 60 years ago on DuMont's New York City station The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
   Re: The Man Who Walked Out on Himself cosmico 0
Please move to "Classic TV" zigoto 1
   Re: Please move to 'Classic TV' Jeff Kaplan 0
R Pal, a TV drama about a man dying, and a sponge room The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
A Phoenix Too Frequent...a bit too frequent The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: A Phoenix Too Frequent...a bit too frequent cosmico 1
     On a related note: Long Distance The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       another related note re: Kornbluth story cosmico 1
         Candida, and IMDb reliablity The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
           Re: IMDb reliablity cosmico 1
             IMDb is also very incomplete The_Emperor_Of_Television 2
               Re: Playhouse 15 cosmico 1
                 Armchair Theatre The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
                   Re: filmmaking (EDIT) cosmico 1
                     Re: filmmaking (EDIT) The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
               Re: IMDb is also very incomplete Harry Wilson 1
                 Re: IMDb is also very incomplete The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
                   Re: IMDb is also very incomplete Harry Wilson 0
Oldest-born people to perform on TV The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
I can't be bothered to type it, so here's a link to a newspaper page from 1953 with a Buffalo TV schedule The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
It's a shame that "1984" got removed, however.... The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: It's a shame that '1984' got removed, however.... Quigs 1
     The Army Game The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       Re: The Army Game Quigs 0
A more modern TV schedule? Monday 24 July 1967 in Sydney, Australia The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: A more modern TV schedule? Monday 24 July 1967 in Sydney, Australia cosmico 1
     Re: A more modern TV schedule? Monday 24 July 1967 in Sydney, Australia The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       Re: A more modern TV schedule? Monday 24 July 1967 in Sydney, Australia cosmico 1
         Re: A more modern TV schedule? Monday 24 July 1967 in Sydney, Australia The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
           Re: A more modern TV schedule? Monday 24 July 1967 in Sydney, Australia cosmico 1
             1970s TV in black-and-white (and latter-day kinescopes) The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
               Re: 1970s TV in black-and-white (and latter-day kinescopes) Harry Wilson 3
                 Re: 1970s TV in black-and-white (and latter-day kinescopes) The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
                 Re: 1970s TV in black-and-white (and latter-day kinescopes) Harry Wilson 1
                   Dates and years (and "The Devil Take Her") The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
                     Re: Dates and years (and 'The Devil Take Her') cosmico 0
Philadelphia, 7 March 1955 TV schedules The_Emperor_Of_Television 2
   Re: Philadelphia, 7 March 1955 TV schedules cosmico 2
     Re: Philadelphia, 7 March 1955 TV schedules - I hope all these old schedules don't come across as spam. Mind you, they are for very old shows, so I don't see how it can be spam The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       Re: Home-Made Car (1963) cosmico 1
         Re: Video Village The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
     Re: Philadelphia, 7 March 1955 TV schedules Freddie Jaye 1
       Re: Philadelphia, 7 March 1955 TV schedules cosmico 0
   Re: Philadelphia, 7 March 1955 TV schedules Freddie Jaye 1
     Re: Philadelphia, 7 March 1955 TV schedules The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       Re: 78rpm record turntable cosmico 1
         Re: 78rpm record turntable The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
           Re: 78rpm record turntable cosmico 1
             Re: 78rpm record turntable Harry Wilson 1
               Re: 78rpm record turntable cosmico 0
I hope this thread doesn't come across as crass and vulgar, but regarding the late Polly Bergen The_Emperor_Of_Television 2
   Re: I hope this thread doesn't come across as crass and vulgar, but regarding the late Polly Bergen Wichita Clem 0
   Re: I hope this thread doesn't come across as crass and vulgar, but regarding the late Polly Bergen cosmico 1
     Re: I hope this thread doesn't come across as crass and vulgar, but regarding the late Polly Bergen The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       EDIT re: orthicon and cathode ray from non-techies cosmico 0
Question regarding copyright status of Australian version of "Bandstand" The_Emperor_Of_Television 2
   Re: Question regarding copyright status of Australian version of 'Bandstand' rocket 1
     Re: Question regarding copyright status of Australian version of 'Bandstand' The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
       Re: Question regarding copyright status of Australian version of 'Bandstand' Dosarchiver 0
   Speaking of "Bandstand", I just watched an episode and it featured.... The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
Buffalo schedules for 11 October 1953, and Canberra (Australia) schedules for 8 June 1964 The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
Not that anyone cares, but last night I watched....(and a week of TV schedules from 1949) The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
The Rifleman PD? warmsprings123 0
John Q? Quigs 0
14 March 1957 schedule for Melbourne, Australia (featuring some shows you may have heard of) The_Emperor_Of_Television 0
More classic TV related links (record player video, list) The_Emperor_Of_Television 1
   Re: More classic TV related links (record player video, list) cosmico 1
     Re: More classic TV related links (record player video, list) The_Emperor_Of_Television 2
       Re: More classic TV related links (record player video, list) cosmico 1
         Re: More classic TV related links (record player video, list) Quigs 0
       Re: More classic TV related links (record player video, list) Quigs 0
The Trouble with Father - A Very Rainy Day The_Emperor_Of_Television 0

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